Fat Blast days 3 & 4

The Fat Blast continues! I was worried this weekend would pose a real challenge because I was entertaining on Saturday, but  I came up with a few strategies to keep me from failing.

Once again, my Blast partner, Kathy, and I met to pre-assemble the recipes for the next 3 days. Putting the ingredients for each recipe in its own plastic bag or container worked very well for days 1 and 2, so we repeated the process for day 3, 4, and 5. Day 4 of Ani’s 15 Day Fat Blast marks the beginning of Phase 2, or the Melt Down phase. This phase introduces foods with probiotics, like miso, sauerkraut, capers, and nutritional yeast, and the flavor of the food does get more interesting.

The recipes are still easy, with only a blender needed, and some time washing and chopping produce. Kathy and I spent about an hour prepping for this phase. My favorite recipe from day 4 was the Easy Being Green Salad, hands down. I loved the combination of raw sauerkraut and capers!

Once again, I must confess to some cheating, or maybe I should call it “tinkering.” Because I was entertaining and wanted to sit down and eat with my guests, I skipped the two snack shakes on Day 3, and ate corn on the cob, a slice of watermelon, and zucchini noodles with pistachio pesto. Since the food was still raw and vegan, I figured it wouldn’t substantially hurt my progress. I also made a pitcher of my favorite mojitos, with sake, champagne, fresh lime juice, mint, and agave. Do be careful if you drink alcohol on this diet. One glass and I could definitely feel the effects.

If the first four days are any indication of the weight lose trajectory, it may be possible to lose 15 pounds on the Ani’s 15 Day Fat Blast. I weighed in this morning and I lost an additional three pounds over the weekend! That brings the total up to 4.7 pounds in 4 days. If I had followed the plan exactly, I’m sure I would have lost more. If I continue to lose about a pound a day, I’ll have to stop after Day 6, because I will have reached my optimal weight, but I will continue to try the recipes in the book for new ideas and twists on what I typically eat.

I’m off to enjoy my Pomegranate Blueberry Salad.  Have a great day!



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